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Do we know that it's solely DirectCompute though? The Physics simulation is DirectCompute, but other elements of it may not be.
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Does TressFX use much VRAM?
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Here's a video I have found showing a benchmark with TressFX on & off using a GTX 670...
This is what Nvidia is apologizing for whistle.gif



So far this TressFX is crap thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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Here's a video I have found showing a benchmark with TressFX on & off using a GTX 670...
This is what Nvidia is apologizing for whistle.gif



So far this TressFX is crap thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

That benchmark isn't accurate at all, the in-game performance is much different than what the Benchmark shows. I must say that is a bad Benchmark because it doesn't test much on it.
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Sucks pretty bad when the shoe's on the other foot yeah?
Nvidia has been playing that game for 10 years.

This is why exclusive agreements are stupid.

This isn't about AMD or NVidia, this is about Crystal Dynamics making very ridiculous decisions regarding QA testing.
Why would it only affect Nvidia then? Just sheer luck that the coding changes only affected Nvidia negatively?

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No company in their right mind would only test on ONE manufacturer. All other Gaming Evolved and TWIMTBP games are tested on both sets of hardware.
Nvidia has a shady history in this department to say the least. That is to what he was referring. They are actively nerfing games in the mobile arena as we speak.
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Why would it only affect Nvidia then? Just sheer luck that the coding changes only affected Nvidia negatively?
Nvidia has a shady history in this department to say the least. That is to what he was referring. They are actively nerfing games in the mobile arena as we speak.

No, they are not doing anything of the sort in the mobile arena. Where did you pull that morsel of crap from, I wonder?

Sheer luck? Do you know anything at all about programming and videogame development? Why do you think game developers send their code to NVidia and AMD prior to release? So they can get feedback and improvements, and so that they can optimise their drivers in time for release. This is an AMD sponsored game, so if it's anything like NVidia's sponsoring, AMD engineers will have been present in the studio. This means AMD optimisation was on ahnd, immediately, making it easier and quicker to optimise for AMD cards. Without getting feedback from NVidia, it is harder to optimise for their hardware.

As I said, it stinks of a rushed release and a lack of QA testing.
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When someone pays 50-60 bucks for a video game, they expect quality not trash. I would understand if these games were 20-10 bucks new, but they're more than double 20 dollars. People have the right to complain.

Skyrim was buggy on launch. BF3 was buggy on launch. almost every game is buggy upon launch. if you dont like it, then dont buy it on launch day. wait for it to be ironed out. you go ahead and try programming a huge game and see how well you do without leaving bugs in
 
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Skyrim was buggy on launch. BF3 was buggy on launch. almost every game is buggy upon launch. if you dont like it, then dont buy it on launch day. wait for it to be ironed out. you go ahead and try programming a huge game and see how well you do without leaving bugs in

True but Skyrim is a open world game and BF3 is free roaming in multiplayer. I'm not making excuses for Bethesda or DICE just pointing out that debugging thous kinds of games is infinitely harder then something like Tomb raider that is a highly controlled and linear game.
    
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When someone pays 50-60 bucks for a video game, they expect quality not trash. I would understand if these games were 20-10 bucks new, but they're more than double 20 dollars. People have the right to complain.

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Guess my rig is some sort of nvidia freak of nature because I get great performance. Even with tressfx fps are playable. This hyper monster is getting out of hand. /ninja vanish...
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